The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
I remember the first time I saw this trailer. I saw that it had Maggie Smith and Judi Dench in it. I was immediately sold! This movie has definitely brought out the ‘A list’ of British actors.
I was not at all disappointed by this movie. I loved it. The acting was fantastic but I expected this with the amazing cast in this film. This movie tells the stories of several different older British people who all come together in India to move into ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.’ They soon learn that sometimes advertising can be deceiving because the hotel is not exactly exotic. Throughout the movie, you learn more about each person and what they really want out of their lives.
The scenery in this movie was beautiful. The filmmakers really captured the beautiful landscapes and culture of India. You really understood why the characters in this movie were drawn to the country.
Sometimes the plot of the movie seemed to move a bit slow but overall, I loved this film! I thought it was fantastic and it is a great date movie.